Event Information


ABOUT THE EVENT  The 2016 Kicking Butt 5K - Louisville is an event to raise awareness and funds to eliminate preventable colon cancer by increasing screening rates.

Each year, thousands of families are affected by this common but little discussed disease.  Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in both men and women in Kentucky, Indiana, and the whole U.S. despite the fact that it is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

By participating in the 5K, you join our growing movement to make colon cancer a disease of the past. The Colon Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to end preventable colon cancer death and suffering.

Let’s walk, run, and jog for a world without colon cancer.  

WHEN Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016


7:30 a.m. - Registration Opens

8 a.m. - Event Festivities Begin

8:40 a.m. - Celebrating Survivors

8:45 a.m. - Registration Closes

9 a.m. - 5K Runners Start Time

9:10 a.m.- 5K Walkers Start Time/1 Mile Participants Start Time

10:30 a.m. - Awards for speed  

WHERE Iroquois Park, New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive, Louisville, Ky.  Click HERE to see the map of Iroquois Park.

DISTANCE  5K (3.1 miles) run/walk or an untimed, 1-mile walk. The 5K options of this event is USATF Sanctioned, chip timed. 

HONORARY CHAIR  Allison Gardner Martin is the 2016 Honorary Chair.  For more information about Allison and her committment to the Project please visit the About Honorary Chair portion of this website.

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES $25 early registration, $30 after Aug. 17. Pre-registrants are guaranteed a Kicking Butt 5K t-shirt; all others are first come, first served.  Please note that registrations for children 10 and under do not include a shirt.

ONLINE Register online at KickingButt.org through 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

WALK-IN REGISTRATION available at Fleet Feet Sports, 2239 Taylorsville Road; M-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m.; through Aug. 19.

DAY OF REGISTRATION at Iroquois Park from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 20.

PACKET PICKUP  Aug. 18 at Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s office, 10351 Linn Station Road, Louisville from noon – 7 p.m.; Each individual packet that is picked up on Thursday during Packet Pickup will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win one of several great prizes! As another option, you may choose to pick up your packet on Aug. 19 at Fleet Feet Sports, 2239 Taylorsville Road; M-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (no incentive for this option). You can also pick up your 5K bib up the day of the Kicking Butt 5K -Louisville before 8:45 a.m.

EVENT FESTIVITIES  Festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Festivities include the Healthy Village, KidZone, Survivor Recognition, VIP Survivor Tent and music. 



  • Awards for Speed
  • Awards Top three male and female overall.
  • First male/female master and grandmaster.
  • Top three male and female Survivors.
  • Top three male and female in age groups:
    • 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over.


     Team Prizes

  • Top three fundraising teams
  • Team with the most participants
  • Best shirt design

      Individual Prizes

  • 1st place—$100 gift certificate
  • 2nd place—$75 gift certificate
  • 3rd place—$50 gift certificate

To compete for fundraising prizes and awards, registrations and funds must be in by midnight on Aug. 18, 2015.  

LOCATION The race starts near Iroquois Amphitheater, near where New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive meet.

PARKING  Limited parking is available next to the amphitheater.  Overflow parking will be available at Iroquois High School, located at 4615 Taylor Blvd, Louisville, KY 40215.  Bus transportation will be provided between Iroquois High School and Iroquois Park from 7:30 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.  To view a map of the Iroquois High School overflow parking area click HERE.

HONORARY POSTERS Honor a loved one by creating a poster to be shared along the route. Please turn them in to the Project office by Thursday, Aug. 18. 

FUNDRAISING  All donations go to the fight to end colon cancer. For fundraising tips and toolkits, click here.